Located in Philadelphia, Laurel Hill Cemetery is a National Historic Landmark. Founded in 1938, the 70+ arches of Laurel hill are tightly packed with sculptural and architectural monuments to the deceased rich and famous.  In October of 2017, Laurel Hill Cemetery hired a Jefferson University lighting design studio to design and create multiple installations through the cemetery for annual Halloween tours. Working with a partner, our team imagined a sea of hilltop obelisks pulsing in green light.  “Through the growth and evolution of (Laurel Hill Cemetery) tours over time, many variations have been tried; not all succeeded or when they did, did not necessarily make a big footprint. But the light displays are another story. I gave tours both nights and made sure that my groups saw every display…To people who had never been there before, an OOOhh moment each time. For returnees, a whole new perspective. And for a guide who's been watching since the beginning, the light displays were the most dramatic enhancement of the tours - ever.”  -David Horwitz  Laurel Hill Cemetery Board member

Located in Philadelphia, Laurel Hill Cemetery is a National Historic Landmark. Founded in 1938, the 70+ arches of Laurel hill are tightly packed with sculptural and architectural monuments to the deceased rich and famous.

In October of 2017, Laurel Hill Cemetery hired a Jefferson University lighting design studio to design and create multiple installations through the cemetery for annual Halloween tours. Working with a partner, our team imagined a sea of hilltop obelisks pulsing in green light.

“Through the growth and evolution of (Laurel Hill Cemetery) tours over time, many variations have been tried; not all succeeded or when they did, did not necessarily make a big footprint. But the light displays are another story. I gave tours both nights and made sure that my groups saw every display…To people who had never been there before, an OOOhh moment each time. For returnees, a whole new perspective. And for a guide who's been watching since the beginning, the light displays were the most dramatic enhancement of the tours - ever.”

-David Horwitz

Laurel Hill Cemetery Board member

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